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roads and fires satellite image

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This image shows the association of road building and deforestation. The top portion of the image shows a severely degraded region with no significant forest cover. Lower down the green area is inflitrated with roads, in a herringbone pattern. All the fires, indicated by red dots (the actual fires are enhanced for visualization), lie along roads. The region in the lower right of the picture is intact rainforest. (The fine white lines in the top right are clouds.)

(Images courtesy of NASA/JPL)

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